England vs Germany: The shocking win and the reactions
England scored two goals against Germany and this qualify them to the quarterfinal. Of course, everyone was shocked by England’s victory and Germany surprised lost.
Here are some comments on their victory:
England midfielder Declan Rice on BBC One: “It’s incredible, a lot of people had written us off in the group stage, complaints about the performances, not scoring enough but we want to put people wrong, with a full house everyone had the fire in the belly to one, knock Germany out and two progresses in the tournament. Raheem Sterling is proving so many people wrong, scoring so many goals. Harry Kane is made for the big occasions, scored the goal that put the game to bed. We don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves, but it a massive game in Rome on Saturday. For today, the occasion, the fans, the players that were up for it. The dressing room, I have not been a part of a team with this togetherness. We really believe, with the tournament being at Wembley.”
Former Germany head coach Jurgen Klinsmann on BBC One: “You have to recognise the moment. This is England’s moment. You’ve got to realise if you go through the quarter-final you play a semi-final here, and you maybe have a sell-out crowd in the final. It’s not going to be an easy road to the final, but it’s doable. Now they have showed the belief, Harry Kane broke through and the energy is high. You’ve got to take advantage of that and win this all.”
Former England striker Alan Shearer on BBC One: “The manager deserves huge credit for sticking with Sterling. There was a lot of criticism flying around before the tournament, and when the manager sticks with you you’ve got to go out and perform, and nobody’s performed better than Raheem Sterling in this tournament for England. He’s been their go-to guy for the games.”
The goal that seals England’s fate: At minute 86, Harry Kane finally scored the goal that allows England fans to breathe a sigh of relief. Shaw brought the ball forward and picked out Grealish, who took a touch before firing a cross for Kane to head home. England 2-0 Germany.